Reindeer Herder’s Day in Krasnoshelye, Lovozero District

Next Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, a small village of Krasnoshelye (population under 500), as close to the middle of nowhere as it gets, deep in the tundra 130km east of Lovozero, will be teeming with activity. It is the yearly Reindeer Herder’s Day, and it will include 3200 meter and 1600 meter sled racing, skier towing behind a reindeer, jumping over sleds, loop-throwing, and a fighting competition.

Getting there is by helicopter or snowmobile only. Accommodation can be arranged with a private host. Talk to me if interested in going there, I may have some hints as to transportation and a place to stay.


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Reindeer Herder’s Day in Krasnoshelye, Lovozero District — 1 Comment

  1. В Краснощелье есть туры у “Кольских экспедиций”, о которых уважаемый автор все никак не напишет:(

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